I'm running late for this week's Teapot Tuesday challenge, so I'm sneaking in the back door! This week our cards are heading to Texas for a sweet lady named Martha. Shortly after Thanksgiving, Martha and her husband decided to take a short, impromptu trip to New York with another couple. While they were there, Martha's husband said he didn't feel well. Moments later he died of a massive heart attack. Martha enjoys handmade cards, so the Teapotters will be showering her with our best thoughts and wishes as we mail our cards to her. We were encouraged to use fields of flowers or other peaceful nature scenes for our cards.
I started with a natural white card base. I stamped my sentiment in Rich Cocoa on a smaller piece of natural white, then attached it to brown and green patterned papers from the Latte matstack collection. I cut a large panel from the flowery patterned paper in the same collection, then used a second piece of the patterned paper to fussy-cut some of the flowers. I popped those flowers up on dimensionals and adhered them over the identical flowers on the larger panel.
I didn't have the color of ribbon I wanted to use, so I grabbed some off-white ribbon and my New Sprout ink pad. I dyed the ribbon by running the ink pad over it several times, then rubbing off the excess ink with an old cloth. I adhered the ribbon to the patterned paper, then adhered the entire panel to the card base. Finally, I added my sentiment block over the ribbon with dimensionals.
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 59993
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 @ 8:47 PM
Oh my goodness! What a beautiful card! I love the deep rich colors...the flowers are just gorgeous! What a wonderful wonderful gift for my aunt! Thank you so very much for making this card specially for her....she will be touched, as am I! Hig bugs! and Thank You from the bottom of my heart....its just lovely!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 69564
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:09 PM
What a lovely card. Great work colouring the ribbon, and matching in the piece of paper on top of it - and I just love the way you've popped up a couple of the flowers from the DP. That is always fun - though I usually hate having to use up another piece of paper to do it, LOL.